Tom Baigrie: IP focus must change to improve Access to Insurance

'Don't underestimate the scale of improvements we need to make as a market'

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Lifesearch chief executive, Tom Baigrie, welcomes the new chair of the Access to Insurance Group and discusses how the focus on Income Protection needs to be updated

Our market has felt a much better place to be since Johnny Timpson crystallised the very good cause of increasing access to insurance into a team with a purpose. No longer are we defined only by profit and mathematics. Nowadays even actuaries and underwriters are thinking with care, inclusivity and tolerance. With Johnny retiring within sight of the promised land, it now falls to Peter Hamilton, as Johnny's successor both in government and as Chair of the Access to Insurance Group, to continue that progress. First up though, Zurich deserves our grateful thanks for allowing Peter the t...

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